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Dimitri Mitouchev416-471-3464; 416-391-3232

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Dimitri Mitouchev

Complimentary home staging

Complimentary Home StagingThe goal of staging your home is to help it sell faster and for top dollar by exposing it to the greatest number of potential buyers. Homes that are staged tend to sell 80% faster than those that are not, and for more money!

As part of my full-service, client focused philosophy, I offer complimentary home staging to all of my clients!

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is the process of preparing your home for sale in the real estate market by making your home appeal to the widest audience of potential buyers. It’s about editing and neutralizing your home so that it looks bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, and most of all, an attractive home that any buyer would want to make their own. Since we live in our houses every day, we get used to the way they look and we personalize them so that they work and look the way that best suits our needs. But once you decide to sell your home, you’ll need to change this.

Many buyers have a difficult time imagining themselves sitting down to watch their favorite TV show in a living room filled with your knick knacks and photos of your family. They feel like they’re in a stranger’s home, which is exactly what you don’t want. You want to make it effortless for potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home and feeling comfortable there. That’s where home staging comes in! Home Stagers are practiced in the art of preparing a home for resale. They work with the ‘flow’ of the home to eliminate clutter, and edit and arrange furniture to show off a rooms size and finishes, so that your home makes the best first impression on potential buyers.

Will Home Staging Help Sell My Home?

I truly believe that staging makes a big difference in the sale of your home, but I am not the only ones! Read through some Home Staging statistics that I’ve gathered for you:
Staged homes sold 80% faster than non-staged homes, with 20% receiving multiple offers (Real Estate Staging Association, 2012)
92% of home buyers are using the internet for their home search (National Association of Realtors, 2013)
Staging speeds sales in a sluggish market and can increase prices 2-10% in a moderate market. In luxury and hot markets, effective staging can boost prices 20-50% (Wall Street Journal, 2003)

Expert Staging Tips

A Neutral Base – Neutral paint is a fantastic start, I can add pops of colours with accessories!
Streamline – Remove any ‘overflow’ or unused furniture so that buyers can see the size of the room and leave the space feeling light and airy.
De-personalize – Personal photos can be packed and stored in preparation for your move. Removing these personal items will help buyers to visualize themselves actually living in your home.
Remove Clutter – Keeping counter tops and vanity surfaces clear of day to day items, takes the personal out and keeps the buyers focus on upgrades and finishes, not your choice of toothpaste!
Keep it Clean – Having a clean and fresh smelling home will keep people interested when showing the home. Abrasive odours and unclean areas will turn people away.
Lighting – Open drapes, blinds and shutters allow natural light to flood the rooms and creates a welcoming and bright atmosphere.
Curb Appeal – Maximize the curb appeal of your home by sealing your driveway, removing off season decorations, keeping grass, shrubs and gardens looking trimmed and fresh, putting garbage and recycling bins out of sight, and in the winter keeping snow shoveled to show off decorative walkways.

92% of home buyers look at listings online before deciding to ever step foot inside of a home for a showing. The first impression of your home is now a digital one, which is one of the reasons why Home Staging is so important. When you list your home with me, you’ll go through the staging process before your home is professionally photographed and listed for sale.

1. The Staging Consult – The consult will include a tour of your home, both inside and out, and a discussion afterwards about all of the options available to you, and my recommendations on how to best prepare your home for sale

2. Preparation – In most cases staging your home will cost you absolutely nothing! Home staging is a complimentary service offered by me. My goal is to work with the things that you already have to stage your home for sale. In some cases, such as outdated paint colours or an outdated bedspread, a minimal investment is necessary to get the home ready for sale.

3. Professional Photos – After all of the staging preparation has been completed, our professional photographer and videographer will make an appointment to take photos and video of your home before it is listed for sale. Completing the staging of your home before it is photographed and listed on the market will make the best first impression to home buyers browsing online. It is one of my strategies to ensure that I am providing you with the highest level of customer service and a stress-free real estate experience!

Vacant Properties

I understand the importance of first inpression and the true benefits of staging. Many of my clients are local builders and investore for whom I have provided model home staging as an additional service. If the home your are selling is vacant, potential buyers will find it hard to make sense of a floor plan without furniture as a guide. My staging associates will design and furnish your property inspiring buyers t imagine living there. Furniture, lighting, art and accessories will be provided from my staging associates.

Before & After Gallery

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Problem:The vacant condo was very small and quite plain

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Solution: Small scaled furniture is the key for tiny spaces.
Colour and large artwork creates interest

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Problem: The living room seemed empty without furniture

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Solution: By replcaing the sofa and adding additional items to the living room, we were able to create a wonderful conservation area which is always appealing to buyers

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Problem: The dining area was not defined in this vacant space

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Solution: By simply adding 4 stools quests now have a gathering space

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Problem: It is difficlut to make sense of the actual space After if the property is vacant, epecially witha challenging floor

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Solution: Staging this vacant room can help a buyer to make sense of a potential furniture plan like this.

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Problem: The layout of the furniture is uninviting and the space

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Solution: By rearanging the existing layout, rmoving the exercise machine and adding furniture the room feels crowded. A living room isn't the place for an exercise appears much larger machine when selling a home.


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CONTACTINFORMATION

E-mail: dimi@homeresales.net
Phone: 416 391-3232
Direct: 416 471-3464
Fax: 416 391-3237
Address: 895 Don Mills Road Str. 112, Toronto, ON, M3C 1W3
Office hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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